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# Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose

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Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did
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27 Oct 2008, 06:46
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Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

A,B,C are out because they lack one idiomatic "as"
E is wordy compared to D.

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27 Oct 2008, 10:30
GODSPEED wrote:
Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

I'm getting D...

Narrow down to D and E because the idiom requires "as fast as".
Eliminate E, because it implies that the whole phrase "land values in most parts of the pinelands" are also rising outside the pinelands, which is a contradiction.
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27 Oct 2008, 10:40
on second thought, D is better. "those" has a clear referrent...tough one for me
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27 Oct 2008, 10:42
GODSPEED wrote:
Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

(D) for me.
"as fast as" is the correct idiom.
Land values in most parts of the pine lands rose as fast as those (land values) outside the pine lands.
Middleman-"and in some parts even faster than" is placed there to confuse. Removing the middleman, makes it more discerning.
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27 Oct 2008, 11:48
OA is D

My explanation:

correct idioms: so....that.... & as......as....

Narrowed down to D/E; E has got pronoun referent issue! so D
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27 Oct 2008, 12:27
GODSPEED wrote:
Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

D. Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as (and in some parts even faster than) those (land values) outside the pinelands.
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27 Oct 2008, 18:55
D.

we need "as fast as" and "those" for proper comparison
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Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands.

A. so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
B. so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
C. as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
D. as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
E. as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

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20 Jan 2009, 01:55
D
usage of as fast as
also right comparison
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20 Jan 2009, 02:31
I think, the answer should be E. D does not seem to have right comparison.
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20 Jan 2009, 04:45
scthakur wrote:
I think, the answer should be E. D does not seem to have right comparison.

Agree with E

rose - verb is compared here not the land values
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20 Jan 2009, 08:42
agreed E for proper comparision and correct idiom "as fast as"
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20 Jan 2009, 10:55
x2suresh wrote:
agreed E for proper comparision and correct idiom "as fast as"

I am confused between D & E.
But since the verb is compared; hence, I go with E.
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20 Jan 2009, 11:38
OA is D. Can someone please explain why E is incorrect?
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20 Jan 2009, 11:43
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OA is D. Can someone please explain why E is incorrect?

I thought so. Because we are saying that the prices rose as fast as those outside pinelands. prices rose as fast as what they did outside pinelands is awkward and further that the comparison is of the prices not on the verb.
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20 Jan 2009, 12:35
I'm going with D with a following reasoning:

Parallelism

Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those outside the pinelands
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20 Jan 2009, 18:24
I agree with D.

In E, the pronoun reference for THEY is ambiguous... no?
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20 Jan 2009, 21:35
Here the comparison is b/w land prices .E incorrectly compares the land prises with their action . D corrects this by comparing the land prices with "those" outside..... (here those refers to land prices)
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OA is D. Can someone please explain why E is incorrect?
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20 Jan 2009, 21:35
Here the comparison is b/w land prices .E incorrectly compares the land prices (noun) with their rising (verb) . D corrects this by comparing the land prices with "those" outside..... (here those refers to land prices)
janet1511 wrote:
OA is D. Can someone please explain why E is incorrect?
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